Poet-orio for Mother Earth
an in-depth, intimate, multi-sensory experience 
of reverence for the natural world 

You are invited to a rejuvenating river of music, poetry, and film. 

  • New concert and cross-genre compositions by Joyce Kouffman, melded with short film meditations on natures ebb and flow...
  • ... inspired by the poems of very special guests, poets Linda Pastan and Jane Hirshfield, visiting to read from their work.
  • Lyrical jazz played by Mary Watkins on piano, Cindy Browne on bass, and Joyce Kouffman on drums, revisiting their well-loved album Song For My Mother
  • Plus, paintings exhibited by Toni Littlejohn and Nancy Stein 

}}} experience beauty & deepen your connection with nature {{{

Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM 
(please note the change from an evening to an afternoon time)
Community Presbyterian Church, 
11445 Hwy One, Point Reyes Station, California

Tickets $25 at the door starting at 1:30 PM; limited availability. 

Advance tickets are sold out! 
If you bought advance tickets, your name will be on a list at the door.

Ticket sales cover only about a third of the cost of this event.
The invitation remains open for you to be a sponsor!
If you can help support this project, there are two options: 
  • For non-tax-deductible donation, please send a check payable to Joyce Kouffman, P.O. Box 971, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, or donate online (you will have option to specify the amount), here:
  • For tax-deductible donation, please send a check payable to Gallery Route One (our fiscal sponsor) with Joyce Kouffman on the memo line, to Joyce Kouffman, P.O. Box 971, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Thank you! 
We look forward to a memorable afternoon on September 13th. ~
Poet-orio For Mother Earth

A full spectrum music and arts learning center that names and nurtures your unique creativity

Director, Joyce Kouffman

 Whatever your age, our mission is to work with you over a span of time to build your skills and your love of music. All the arts are utilized in this process from storytelling, to writing poetry and songs, to drawing and taking photos and video. We also dance, throw and bounce balls for hand-eye coordination, tell jokes in rhythm, and aspire to be at the heart of childhood, no matter our age, at every opportunity.

  Private lessons, Classes, and Rock, Jazz, World Music and Classical Ensembles in numerous instruments

Family and Friends Music and Arts Retreats in scenic Point Reyes, California

 Recording and Composing workshops. 

Joyce Kouffman also performs live on jazz drums and gentle percussion, cello and electric cello, and ambient solo jazz guitar at your social events. 

Point Reyes Music  Center Announces a new rigorous hands-on musicianship and ear training  program for all ages! This is a basic Harvard College course (and children's prep course) in music skills made available to everyone, uniquely designed for each student's goals and pleasure! 

See details under "Classes and Lessons"


Erudite, playful, deeply intuitive, Joyce Kouffman is a masterful, creative teacher/facilitator who listens to you and follows your creative energies in a special way.



Events Workshops & Retreats
Classes & Lessons


  • A River of Words and Music DVDPoetry readings by Jane Hirshfield, Linda Pastan, and Robert Hass, accompanied by new music compositions by Joyce Kouffman, premiered before a sold-out audience on October 5, 2007.
  • Joyce has recorded and produced four CDs.  Joyce's solo recording If Bach Were Brazilian... features Cello, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion interpretations of J. S. Bach, with a danceable Latin touch. All instrumental parts performed by Joyce. This is a 20-minute preview CD.   (1999) and  (2004) feature pianist-composer Mary Watkins and other great musicians including Cindy Brown, Ruth Davies, and Don Braden.
  • Please write for a special limited edition of Joyce's new poetry and music recording "Fierce Unruly Joy," with prize winning poet, Linda Pastan, and special guest vocalist LisbethScott !